What is the Community Choice award for?
This award seeks to recognise an individual or group who dedicates their time to serving their community and supporting their neurokin. The shortlist for this category is selected from nominees across the other categories and the winner is voted for online you!
Your 2022 Community Choice Winner is Lynette Wieland
She is an exemplary role model, both internally and externally. I consider her to be something of an activist and trailblazer, through her involvement in a myriad of organisations lined to law with a view to making positive change around equality.
More about the shortlist
“Kristy Forbes and InTune Pathways are trailblazers when it comes to educating on PDA parenting and practicing radical acceptance.”
“Helping to bust the myths surrounding adhd and supporting women who have recently been diagnosed.”
“Akua works alongside the Change Ambassador Network, researching and testing accessibility tools & raising awareness of making an inclusive environment for neurodivergent staff.”
“He always let it be known that he was an autistic and Neurodivergent leader, which really facilitated a unique culture on his team.”
“Lynette is a passionate advocate for equality in the profession for people of all backgrounds. She has been campaigning in the context of what is already a demanding role for a neurodivergent solicitor.”
A word from last years community choice winner
2021 Community Choice Winner, Laura Tween from Able Hands Together a charity providing therapeutic farming, said the award was ‘a lovely lift for the team after a difficult year’.
Laura was nominated for:
“overcoming so many barriers, while simultaneously helping so many in the neurodiversity community achieve their potential and find meaning.”